The Ultimate Solution to Get rid of Dark Circles Permanently | Ayurveda Solution
Under eye dark circles is very common problem faced by not only aged women, but also by women in her early 20s especially in today’s lifestyle changes and habits. Although some give up to get rid to dark circles permanently , saying that its heredity.. there are lot more reasons which can cause dark circles at an early age.
Before we see some of the potential causes of dark circles and the 3 top ways to get rid of dark circles using Ayurveda remedies, I would like to let you all know that..while you start to tackle your problem externally through these remedies, it is also important to understand your body internally and heal it from within. Many skin problems start internally and show up on the skin only in the last stage.
Practicing just mindful eating and spending quality time under sunlight solves most of the problems in the first place. I am going to write a whole new article on how important is exposing our bodies to sunlight daily to get rid of all internal and external skin disorders. And also the scams of sunscreen lotions in today’s market and why I don’t use one. I have been gathering some interesting truths and facts about these topics to showcases the reality to you all. It’s gonna take a little more than I expected, so stay tuned for the updates on Instagram. 🙂
Till then, enjoy reading this post.
Potential Causes of Dark Circles:
In search of remedies and solution for our problems, we some times miss out to know the root cause of it. The dark circles under and around the eyes are not always caused due to hereditary but also due to some of our lifestlye habits.
The dark circles under and around the eyes are not a disease in themselves but are usually caused due to some health disorders or may also result as a side effect of some medications.
Some of the common causes of dark circles are:
Age: Due to age, the skin loses its collagen and becomes thinner thus they are more noticeable and prominent in old people. It becomes more translucent and thin and so the circles become more prominent.
Tiredness: Lack of sleep, Fatigue and Tiredness leads to engorged veins which makes under eye circles look more visible. Strain to your eyes caused due to the prolonged exposure to computer screens and phones cause blood vessels around your eyes to enlarge and hence form dark circles after certain period of time.
Medications: Some medications may cause dilation of blood vessels around the eyes. This Leads to the increased blood flow and therefore more color to the area around the eye.
Dehydration: Inadequate hydration in your body immediately shown first in and around your eyes. Your skin starts to look pale & dull and your eyes will have a sunken appearance, making the skin around your eyes look darker with wrinkles.
Allergies and other underlying conditions: An allergic reaction to harmful bacteria makes your body release histamines that can lead to the dilation of blood vessels. This shows effect around your eyes by darkenening the skin around it to cause dark circles. Apart from this, some underlying health conditions like Thyroid, Anemia ( iron deficiency), diseased Liver and Hyper pigmentation ( excess production of melanin by the body) can cause dark circles.
Nutritional deficiencies: Unhealthy diet and incomplete nutrition are significantly related to dark circles. Diet lacking in crucial vitamins like vitamin A, E and C are essential for healthy skin may lead to these dark circles.
Family history/Hereditary: Yes, your family history of dark circles can also be inherited. But I saved this point to put it at the end of this list intentionally. Because, you can still choose to have or not to have dark circles depending upon your diet and lifestyle.
Ultimate solution to Get rid of Dark Circles Permanently
An Ayurveda solution
According to Ayurveda, Haritaki’s rejuvenation goes deeper—it penetrates all seven dhatus (tissue layers).
Haritaki is one of the amazing natural ingredient to cleanse the skin. You can get glowing skin by using it regularly as the toxins will get out of your body. It helps to treat acne problems too.
And perhaps this is even behind the claims that haritaki imparts strength and softens the effects of aging. Or perhaps these extraordinary actions could also be due to haritaki’s rasayana, or rejuvenative quality.
Studies have shown that haritaki has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Haritaki reduces oxidative damage and pigmentation and is extremely beneficial for treating dark circles. It is a proven Ayurvedic remedy which is being used by many to reduce the under eye darkness till date.
The astringent properties of haritaki effectively reduce pores. It inhibits melanin production, reduces wrinkles and pigmentation and thereby bestows a blemish-free skin.
How to use Haritaki to get rid of dark circles Permanently:
To use, take a pinch of Haritaki powder on to a small plate and add few drops of rose water to make it a runny paste. Apply this paste to your under eye area, wherever the dark circles are prevalent. Wash off after 5-10 minutes. Do not let it completely dry. Because this will again create wrinkles and dryness around your eyes as the skin around it is very sensitive.
If you can get an inch of pure sandalwood bark, there is nothing like it. You do not need any other fancy face creams, face washes or face packs to keep you skin beautiful. Just sandalwood, and no more skin problems.
Sandalwood is one of the most staple ingredient in Ayurveda to treat many skin diseases. It is used in many skin care rasayans to treat skin problems like acne, psoriasis, eczema, common warts, and molluscum contagiosum.
Sandalwood is best known for its moisture absorbing properties and is therefore a great hydrant. It helps in skin’s rejuvenation process to keep it fresher and younger for long. It removes the dead surface of the skin and reveals the healthy and glowing looking skin from underneath.
Ghandak rasayan in Ayurveda is an excellent remedy to flush out toxins from the body.
How to use Sandalwood to get rid of dark circles Permanently:
Go for this remedy only when you have the purest form of sandalwood with you.
Take a small piece of sandalwood bark and rub it on a Stone pata board by adding few drops of rose water. In few seconds, you will see that sandalwood paste is formed on the board.
Now using your finger, apply this paste gently around you eyes or near the under eye area. Wash it off after 5-10 minutes. Again, do not let it completely dry out.
Nutmeg comes packed with antioxidants and anti-ageing properties that fight off the cell-damaging free radicals causing oxidative stress, making you look older than your age.
One of the most amazing benefits of nutmeg is that it has the ability to even out discolorations and pigmentation on your face. Dark spots, pigmentation and freckles appear due to excessive exposure to the ultra-violet rays of the sun, hormonal changes, progressing age, side-effect of medications or a certain skin condition
Nutmeg is naturally rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C, so it works great on dark circles.
How to use Nutmeg to get rid of dark circles Permanently:
Take a pinch of nutmeg and add few drops of raw boiled A2 cow milk in it (if not available, use rose water). Mix it well to form a runny paste. Apply this evenly to your under eye area and wash off after 5 minutes.
To see which one is working for you, use any one of these under eye packs for at least a month to get rid of dark circles Permanently, before trying the other. By recommendation will be Haritaki if you ask me, if not available then go for Sandalwood or Nutmeg.
How frequently should I use these face packs?
It is better to use these under eye packs thrice weekly in the evening time. You can moisturize your under eye area using any facial oil like kumkumadi tailam, coffee oil or any other coffee based under eye cream before going to bed.
Recommended: Raw Rituals Green Tea and coffee infused under eye cream.